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. the price is neg ot a big investment. >> reasonable maintenance spend the money on appropriate materials. and pay attention to panlt. all the expense in paints is in the prep and the application. it's not in the cost of the paint itself. don't look for cheap paint. we will save 5 bucks a gallon after you spend thouz annasands you get cheap paint. >> i have a brick chimney. i tried to raise the chimney back to the roof diaphragms. what experience you have on the brick chimneys? >> we have a couple of structural engineers that has done this brick work. >> i haven't but as a chair ever a committee i will give a politically incorrect answer. if the chimney is not an historic element take it down for safety reasons replace it with a wood framed or metal chimney. that's for safety reasons. i understand in san francisco and elsewhere that a beautiful old brick chimney adds a lot of character. it sometimes the chimney is holding up the house and not the other way around. they can be braced but the amount of free standing above the roof line is a hazard a reinforces masonry chimney is better.
at the rings imagine how big the tree was. okay. see how tight they are. the tree was quite large. if you look at this one, it's hard to perceive where the circle of the tree rings actually were. imagine this tree, it was huge. >> that's douglas fir. it's funny today we have modern engineered lumber this is natures perfect natural lumber. this is the spencer house, this is a section of an old capital on the top of the column holding the center span being in the basement. everything in that house all the framing is of this quality. we would make molding out of it or stair treads today. as a result that house after 106 years of earthquakes is still plum and level and you know in amazing shape because -- >> if you look this is a modern 2 by 4 you see the rings. this one is not so bad in terms of how close together they are. >> you have a question? >> what if you eluded to earlier that the application of some of the misguided modeling materials to the outside of the building might cause the building to deteriorate more quickly. i think what you are talking about now would indicate it's a good
, weighed about 150,000 pounds. it's a big coke bottle. >> and what do we have here? what can you tell us about this stuff? >> treated material that we use for framing, for decks. people use this for decking. right here, it looks like it's treat on the ends. which i guess you're going to get to treating cut ends on material that's freshly treated. that's the new stuff though. >> yeah. >> and this is treated with copper sulfate which forms a reaction with any nails that you use unless you use stainless steel. >> we'll talk about that in just a second. because you have to use the right kind of fassners, nails, and other clamp and clips and joyce hangers to match the kind of woods you're using. and what is this stuff here? >> that's the old pressure treated which is copper arsenic. and you want to wash your hands now that you've touched it. because you've got arsenic on your hands. >> used to be arsenic-based treatment. the federal government threatened to regulate the industry, pressure treated lumber industry. so the industry got together and voluntarily regulated itself, about seven or ei
a normal blind wall building. it's a big clear stand wall, you know, stucco or something. and here, it appears to be and i don't know what the actual structure is. it appears to be stone below and a log building above. >> [laughter] >> with a big balcony deck on these giant beams that projects from the building. >> these are low beams and the real structure is hidden inside and for that quality of construction, they probably have pretty good flashing details. >> tremendous problems with water intrusion when you have that many horizontal members. because the water's going to want to get in to each and every one of those cracks between the horizontal boards of this. -- log building. we have a variety of different kinds of balconies and decks here, all of which have extreme waterproofing issues. it's a very, very modern one on the right. requires a very highly sophisticated flashing and waterproofing detail. >> i would say the one in the middle. and i know that building. i don't know if that particular building has been inspected but i've done a lot of those buildings that have these
. it is similar to the dmv station. our call out station are on big tv screens that will, because there are so many, they will be rotating through and there is also the ability to put up on a news station for the customers to be able to watch the news while they're waiting. >> who is doing the training? >> our own staff is training all of the staff. they have worked with all of the staff that will be doing this and they're showing them how to work get on the computer. >> we did some training about a year ago. >> we did, but some of the divisions have moved from floor to floor. >> it's going to be up and running -- >> by the next meeting. >> terrific. a quick question. on street addresses -- categorically, what we had gone through, the coordination with real-estate -- who has been conducting and rendering the allocation of street addresses? >> we have been working with the department of technology on a citywide addressing system and we have been testing it. it is almost ready to go live. what they will do is for any proposed new address thing to dbi and they will verify whether the address is a
. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved. if you are interested in art, this is a marvelo
to be more kid- friendly, more youth-oriented. i think you could have a big input to make sure that what we are doing will be there for you to raise families as well. i want to congratulate all the nominees tonight. all of you who have been participating in this competition for the fellowship have been doing great work. i have been reading through some of the accomplishments that you are a part of. i got to meet some of you, luckily, last month when you participated in youth advocacy day, but you also followed up -- some of you were at the old school cafe with what house representatives about what the youths were looking at in terms of their future, participation in the city. here in city hall, we are serious about having programs that not only help you out, but to make sure you get the support you need to be successful. we want you and need you to be successful. without that, we are literally a soulless city. whether it is being able to traverse on a good muni system, having a good education system, or being able to work in a company like twitter. i am working with two great supervisors an
appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-interest was very surprising for a lot of us. >> what happened in the last month in city hall was an incredible show of democracy that was part policy, part politics, and it all came together, and more than anything -- not just from a reporter's perspective, often was this? but there was a public interest as well on what was going on in san francisco government. we take it for granted a law that there is a city government here. this was something that brought people together. you heard people talking about it at the cafes, park playground, people who do not always pay attention. in that $0.10, it w
. at the last meeting, i asked for some numbers to see how big of a problem this is. could we get some overall life safety complete numbers? -- complaint numbers? >> total number of complaints? >> when you are talking about heating, boiler heating, about 6000, 7000 in the system. out of those, we might get a total of 50 a year calling saying we have no heat, no hot water. we go out there, and more times than not, we find out the day that we are going out, there is someone doing the repair on that system. the day that the complaint is coming in is the same day that the owner is getting in touch with the contractor. by the time we are getting out there to have them draw it up, it does not happen. when you are talking about space heating, smaller units, more individual. yes, those could go out. getting a complaint about that is usually only when nobody does anything. we do not see that happening that much. commissioner murphy: so the percentage is pretty small? >> yes. they are not leaving them without heat or hot water. normally. there are a few cases, but not normally. >> and you also have to r
] >> and to conclude, can we give a big round of applause -- easy part of this project is now done. the hard part comes in operating it for the next three decades. so could be put it together for property management and social services staff? [applause] thank you, everyone, for coming. we are done. when a resident of san francisco is looking for health care, you look in your neighborhood first. what is closest to you? if you come to a neighborhood health center or a clinic, you then have access it a system of care in the community health network. we are a system of care that was probably based on the family practice model, but it was really clear that there are special populations with special needs. the cole street clinic is a youth clinic in the heart of the haight ashbury and they target youth. tom woodell takes care of many of the central city residents and they have great expertise in providing services for many of the homeless. potrero hill and southeast health centers are health centers in those particular communities that are family health centers, so they provide health care to patients across
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